Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Hyder Harbor, Alaska
Above Hyder, there is a remarkable bear observatory - we followed road signs that led us to a wooden stand built high above the stream (Fish Creek) below. Observers are safe from the bears who are feeding on the spawning salmon, and there is a ranger on duty there every day. This particular southerly location has a late salmon spawn and we were told the viewing would be better in September or even October (than late June, when we were there). I think this would be a worthwhile trip to make in September. By then, the fall foliage would be colorful - and there are hundreds of miles of driving through deciduous forest with a lot of deciduous undergrowth. This might be something we will do another time.